On September 8, 2023, Professor Shoji Asai, Director of International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), the University of Tokyo, was selected by the Selection Committee for the Director General of KEK, as the candidate for the next Director General of KEK.
The term is for three years, beginning on April 1, 2024.
The committee stated the reasons of the nomination as Professor Asai is:
- a person who has a noble character, with relevant knowledge and experience, and having abilities to manage its educational and research activities properly and effectively.
- a person who is expected to carry out the medium-term goal and plans.
- a person who is expected to promote with long-term vision and strong leadership, the highly advanced, internationalized, and inter-disciplinary research activities of KEK by getting support from the public.
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Image: Professor Asai, next Director General of KEK